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SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA: South African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela (l) listens 27 June 1991 to Joe Slovo, South African Communist Party chief. Photo: Getty Images

The first official passport of Nelson Mandela is seen at the newly renovated Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton Nelson Mandela, African National Congress, African Union, First Black President, Human Rights Activists, Black Presidents, Apartheid, Nobel Peace Prize, I Have A Dream

Nelson Mandela – a celebration of an icon’s life

The SABC brings you a special focus on the life of Nelson Mandela and the Nelson Mandela International Day. The site tracks the life and legacy of the South African political icon from his birth in Mvezu and childhood in Qunu in Transkei in the Eastern Cape; through his time as an activist and apartheid struggle leader until the early sixties; to his years in prison, release in 1990 and becoming the first democratic president of South Africa; to his retirement and the work of his…

Sharpeville shortly after the shootings © Museum Africa. History Online, World History, Those Were The Days, African History, African Beauty, South Africa, Military, Concert, Afrikaans

1960-1966: The genesis of the armed struggle | South African History Online

The 1960s marked an important watershed in South Africa's struggle against apartheid. The aftermath of the Sharpeville Massacre, in 1960, signalled the beginning of a far more brutal and intensive phase of state repression that would crush internal resistance in the space of a few years.

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Mandela's daughter Zinzi, center, and other Cape Town University students stage a demonstration on August 1985 demandting the release of jailed ANC activists. Nelson Mandela, New Africa, South Africa, African National Congress, Journey 2, Carthage, Lest We Forget, Greek Words, Great Leaders

No sign of Nelson Mandela as South Africa's ANC turns 100

Thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday.

Nelson Mandela, whose activism made him a central figure in ending apartheid in South Africa, went from a prisoner to president in his lifetime. Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, Hiphop, Winnie Mandela, Johannesburg City, African National Congress, I Look To You, Penal Colony, First Black President

African women join in a demonstration in South Africa in 1962, demanding the release of Nelson Mandela, former secretary of the banned African National Congress, who appeared in court on a charge of incitement. The women, together with Winnie Mandela chanted "down with Verwoerd on the steps of the Johannesburg City Hall. Photo: Dennis Lee Royle, Wire / 1962 AP

Winnie Mandela raises her fist in a black power salute after announcing that a massive pop concert will be held to mark the birthday of her husband, jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela on July (Wendy Schwegmann / Reuters) New Africa, South Africa, Black Power Salute, Winnie Mandela, African National Congress, Pops Concert, Apartheid, Nobel Peace Prize, Freedom Fighters

No sign of Nelson Mandela as South Africa's ANC turns 100

Thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday.

17 facts about Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a key figure in ending apartheid in South Africa. Nelson Mandela, Modern History, Black History, National History Day, African National Congress, First Black President, Black Presidents, Today In History, African Children

'Terrorist Nelson Mandela' portrayal in film by Peter Kosminsky

Peter Kosminsky, who made the controversial Israel-Palestine drama The Promise, is to make a film about Nelson Mandela's early life in South Africa

Clouds of teargas send students scurrying when police were sent to the University of Witwatersrand Campus in Johannesburg to disperse a gathering May 4, 1987. The police were acting under a last minute court order banning an open air meeting at which Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson, jailed leader of the ANC, was to address the crowd of about 6000. Photo: JOHN PARKIN, Wire / AP1987 Winnie Mandela, Court Order, Nelson Mandela, Crowd, Acting, Police, University, Students, Wire

Clouds of teargas send students scurrying when police were sent to the University of Witwatersrand Campus in Johannesburg to disperse a gathering May 4, 1987. The police were acting under a last minute court order banning an open air meeting at which Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson, jailed leader of the ANC, was to address the crowd of about 6000. Photo: JOHN PARKIN, Wire / AP1987